The Low Tox Project

Blogs and Websites

Project: Toxins

  • Tool Kit
  • Ingredients
  • Product Certification
  • Textiles
Tool Kit

Hello Charlie Cheat Sheets: Hello Charlie's famous cheat sheets are shared on their Hello Living blog. www.hellonaturalliving.com/cheat-sheets

EWG – Environmental Working Group: EWG empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action. www.ewg.org

EWG – Skin Deep Database: EWG's Skin Deep® database gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals in personal care products www.ewg.org/skindeep

Low Tox Life: The Low Tox Life provides real support for real people wanting to make better choices for their health and our planet www.lowtoxlife.com

Ingredients

Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) : Studies individual chemical compounds as they are used in cosmetic products.  CIR relies heavily on the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) when identifying the ingredients to be assessed.

International Regulatory Database (IRDB): Access up-to-date cosmetics and personal care products regulations, basic health laws and government information for more than 60 countries around the world

Web Based Ingredient Dictionary (wINCI): is an easy-to-use online version of the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary & Handbook

Chemical Abstract Service (CAS):The World's Largest Collection of Chemistry Insights

International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI): systematic names internationally recognized to identify cosmetic ingredients. 

Product Certification

Made Safe (US): is America’s first nontoxic seal for products we use every day, from baby to personal care to household and beyond

Clean Cert (Canada): CertClean is North America’s leading certification for safer beauty and personal care products.

Textiles

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS): GOTS certification guarantees: environmentally friendly production and processing processes, respect and improvement of working conditions, promotion of the use of fibres from organic agriculture, prohibition of hazardous inputs such as toxic heavy metals, aromatic solvents etc.

GOTS Certified Suppliers Database: Search for suppliers of GOTS certified products (GOTS certified entities) along the entire supply chain, their location, fields of operation and GOTS certified products, according to individual parameters.

Global Organic Latex Standard - (GOLS): a globally recognized standard for products made out of organically grown natural rubber latex

Project: Heart and Mind

  • Mindfulness
  • Wellbeing
Mindfulness

Smiling Mind: Equipping young people with the integral skills they need to thrive in life. Mindfulness app and resources 

Five Finger Breathing | a simple guided breathing exercise for kids: a super simple breathing exercise that you can teach to the children or young people in your care (or that you can use yourself) 

Wellbeing

EFT Tapping: EFT Universe brings the healing benefits of "Emotional Freedom Techniques" EFT tapping as a powerful self-help method based on research-proven to improve emotional trauma

Project: Health

  • Mould Illness
Mould Illness

Toxic Mould Support Australia: Our mission is to raise awareness throughout Australia and New Zealand of chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS), aka Mould illness, as well as other biotoxin illnesses, and to provide support to patients. 

Surviving Mould: a partnership between Dr. Shoemaker and one family who has been on the journey resulting from exposure and illness due to a water damaged building 

Biotoxin JourneyBiotoxin Illness (CIRS) and one man's journey back to health.

Mould Illness Made Simple: online education around CIRS and mould illness

Paradigm Change: Information about the role of Mold toxins on Chronic Illness

Surviving Toxic Mold: Is mold making you sick? Put the effects of Toxic Mold behind you!

The International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness: Restoring health to individuals with environmentally acquired illnesses through clinical practice, education, and research

Report on the Inquiry into Biotoxin-related Illnesses in Australia: House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport

Project: Home

  • Building Biology
  • Renovating
  • Lead
  • EMF
Building Biology

Nicole Bijlsma: Will show you how your home affects your health and the simple steps to create a healthy, low allergy home. A happy, healthy life is everybody's right

9 Foundations (Harvard School for Public Health): Clear and actionable core elements of healthy indoor environments

Healthy Buildings for Health (Harvard School for Public Health): Harnessing the power of healthy buildings research to advance health for all

Schools for Health (Harvard School for Public Health): What strategies should schools consider to reduce risks and provide adequate ventilation

Firehouses for Health (Harvard School of Public Health): The Firehouses for Health team are conducting research that aims to investigate firehouse adverse environmental exposures and the potential link with cancer

Homes for Health (Harvard School of Public Health): The average person spends 65 percent of their entire life inside their home. Your home is your health. It’s that simple

Materials for Health (Harvard School of Public Health): There are over 80,000 chemicals widely used in commerce – the vast majority of which haven’t been tested for human safety. Even common chemicals that we do know are harmful to our health are still ubiquitously added to products and found in the bodies of virtually every American. For over a decade, we have conducted research on our indoor exposures to chemicals from building materials and product

Renovating

My Chemical Free House: guide you through the creation, renovation or redecoration of a chemical-free, VOC-free, mold-free house suitable for the environmentally sensitive. 

Lead

The Lead Group: Working to eliminate lead poisoning globally and to protect the
environment from lead in all its uses: past, current and new uses

Lead Safe World: Championing lead-free products, lead-safe services and lead removal

EMF

Stop Smart Metres Australia: our common opposition to the forced rollout of smart meters on the grounds of health, privacy, security, safety and costs.

Dr. Magda Havas, PhD.: research on the biological effects of non-ionizing frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum

Project: Food

  • Education
  • Organics
  • Ingredients
Education

Kitchen Stewardship: 

Open Food Facts (Australia): Open Food Facts is a food products database made by everyone, for everyone. You can use it to make better food choices, and as it is open data, anyone can re-use it for any purpose.

Organics

Australian Organic Food Directory: Our aim is to be a comprehensive resource for everyone who wants to find organic businesses or products in their area

Organic Trade Association (US): Membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America

Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions (US): Program is based on the  Organic Fraud Prevention Guide that provides businesses engaged in organic trade with a risk-based process for developing and implementing an organic fraud prevention plan

USDA Organic Seal (US): federal regulatory program that develops and enforces consistent national standards for organically produced agricultural products sold in the United States.

Ingredients

Non GMO Project: a mission-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to building and protecting a non-GMO food supply.

Project: Planet

  • Low Waste
  • Climate
Low Waste

The Rogue Ginger: Zero waste and plastic free blog by author Erin Rhoads, sharing eco living tips on how we can all make a big difference by throwing away less.

Climate

1 Million Women: We are women and girls from every corner of the planet building a lifestyle revolution to fight the climate crisis. We need you. Will you join the movement?

Carbon Reduction Institute (Australia): The NoCO2 Carbon Neutral Program is the longest running and market leading climate change certification program in Australia. It has a reputation as the benchmark for carbon neutral and low carbon certification programs

Project: Parenting

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Raised Good: Parenting As Nature Intended. Award-winning blog and educational resources guide you in making confident decisions so you can parent without the white noise of society and deepen your family’s lifelong connection.